Northern Soul Rider
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Brewed by Northern (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Northwich, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
Gravity, Hinckley 2011, 16/09/11. Cool name, great beer. Just when I was losing faith, Northern put this one on the table. Top festival nick; brilliant limey green-gold with a fine, tenacious white foam lacing all the way. Juicy aroma with melon, slight spliff and red apple suggestions. Thick, stewed tea-dunked malts with a thread of rauch; hops actually secondary, but ripe and slightly grassy and pineapple/mango-accented. Great balance, lingering wisp of smoke. Beer of The Festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2011
Pale blond with a bright white head. Light, floral hop aroma. Fresh tasting beer with a hint of apple. Dry hops come through in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Great hoppy aroma - fresh and tart. Light, creamy, tasty. A little malty milk on the finish, which I’d prefer not to have. But this is another good product from a company I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Wellington Birmingham. A golden coloured beer with a citric hop aroma, both lemons and a little orange showing through. The taste has nice fresh hops also. A decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
(Cask at Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London, 5 Aug 2008) Copper colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with notes of apricots, orange, mandarin and citrus peel. Fruity taste with mandarin, orange and citrussy hops in a fairly short finish. Rather sweet, body slightly below medium. Decent golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 10/09/2005 Clear golden coloured and hoppy with some citrus aroma. Dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2009
Cask@Loughborough Beer Festival 2009. Golden beer with a lightly dry aroma, and a plainly dry flavour. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Pale gold with a small white head. Slight hoppy aroma with some butter. Taste was full, with citrus, sweet malt and a little elastoplast. Mid bitter finish. Quite liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1394) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Hoppy and dry with some grassy flavours, not bad, I like this style of beer, but not that memorable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby, 16/12/13 - as ’Blakemere SR’. Very lightly hazed golden with a good white head that retains well. good lacing ensues. Nose is toasted malt, citrus, orange sherbet. Taste comprises light orange pith, straw, citric tang, light bread dough. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the finish. So so GB.

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